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3D Printer Buyers Guide

How do you choose the right 3D Printer for your Home, Office or classroom? This buying guide will help narrow down the chooses.

How do you choose the right printer for you?
We have found that ultimately printer choose comes down to the following questions:

Build Size Multi Color/Dissolvable Support ABS/Heated Bed Budget




1. BUILD SIZE REQUIRED

Is their a particular product you need to print that sets a minimum build area for you?
Remembering with both ABS and PLA you can print your model in parts and glue the parts together. If gluing is not feasible in your product; or you have to print larger items, then build size requirements may quickly help make up your mind. Also many school/classroom settings find larger build areas mean many students work can print simultaneously, allowing for quicker turnover times.

Makerbot Replicator Z18

Replicator Z18

Professional, Large volume
Build: 305 x 305 x 457mm
Resolution: 100 micron
 @ $11,850.00
GST Inc. FREIGHT FREE
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Flashforge Guider

Guider

Large Steel Framed PLA
Build: 250 x 250 x 200mm
Resolution: 100 microns
 @ $1,799.00
GST Inc. FREIGHT FREE
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Makerbot Replicator 5th Gen.

Replicator 5th Gen

11% bigger than Replicator 2
Build: 285 x 199 x 150mm
Resolution: 100 micron
 @ $5,100.00
GST Inc. FREIGHT FREE
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UP Box

UP Box

New Big print area!
Build: 255 x 205 x 205mm
Resolution: 100 micron
 @ $2,985.00
GST Inc. FREIGHT FREE
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2. TWIN/DUAL vs SINGLE EXTRUDERS

There are only 2 reasons you NEED two extruders.
  1. Because you need to print one model in two colours : Examples include some of our medical clientele who are identifying cancerous tissue for example. Or professional customers needing to print logos, or other identifiers in a different colour from the main model.
  2. Because you need to have dissolvable support material. The prime example for this is industrial architecture models, where the support material is very difficult to assess post printing, and dissolving support is essential. In most cases you will not need this.

If you need two extruders please look at :
Da Vinci 2.0A

Da Vinci 2.0A

Cheapest Dual Extruder 3D Printer!
(for 2 color, cartridge based)
Build: 150 x 200 x 200mm
Resolution: 100 micron
 @ $999.00
GST Inc. FREIGHT FREE
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Flashforge Dreamer

Dreamer

Cost Effective Twin Extruder (for 2 color or dissolvable support)
Build: 230 x 150 x 140mm
Resolution: 50 microns
 @ $1,485.00
GST Inc. FREIGHT FREE
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Makerbot Replicator 2x - Rev 2

Replicator 2x

For Experimenting
Build: 265 x 152 x 155mm
Resolution: 100 micron
 @ $4,385.00
GST Inc. FREIGHT FREE
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3. PLA vs ABS

There are a lot of myths on the internet about PLA. The fact is that PLA is stronger than ABS and keeps it shape better under stress. It is also much easier to print with. This being said if you are printing models under the following categories you will have to use ABS:
1. Your model will be submerged in water (and not coated in paint etc)
2. Your model has to flex
3. You are testing an ABS prototype for behaviour, pre a final product to be made in ABS
If one or more of these are the case, then you need a heated bed and your only options are :
Twin extruder machines above are both able to print ABS




4. BUDGET

For those of you looking for a cheap starter machine look no further than these machines. Each perfect for Hobbyists, Small business owners testing the technology and schools looking to get the most machines within the constrains of an education department budget.

Da Vinci 1.0 3D Printer

Da Vinci 1.0A

Our Cheapest 3D Printer!
( Cartridge Based )
Build: 200 x 200 x 200mm
Resolution: 100 micron
 @ $889.00
GST Inc. FREIGHT FREE
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UP Plus 2 3D Printer

UP Mini

Budget 3D Printer!
( Removable Platform )
Build: 120 x 120 x 120mm
Resolution: 200 micron
 @ $899.00
GST Inc. FREIGHT FREE
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Makerbot Replicator Mini

Replicator Mini

Entry Level Makerbot
( Wifi + WebCam )
Build: 100 x 100 x 125mm
Resolution: 200 micron
 @ $2,350.00
GST Inc. FREIGHT FREE
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Flashforge Finder

Finder

Big on Features. Small on Price ( Touchscreen + WiFi )
Build: 140 x 140 x 140mm
Resolution: 100 microns
 @ $899.00
GST Inc. FREIGHT FREE
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About our 3D Printers When a 3D printer joins our range you can rest assured, knowing it is of high quality, will do what we say it will, and will be backed by a Bilby Guarantee and Warranty.

Each 3D printer must meet a strict set of guidelines before we will sell it. These include :

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Australian Distributors of desktop sized 3D Printers (Raise3D, Robo3D, FlashForge, Roland, Da Vinci, Reprap, Makerbot & UP printers), 3D Scanners, Tools & Parts
Sydney: 23 / 110 Bourke Rd, Alexandria, NSW 2015, Australia
Brisbane: 2 / 474 Upper Edward St, Spring Hill, QLD 4000
Melbourne: A5 / 2 Westall Rd, Clayton, VIC 3168
Bega Head Office: 452 Wyndham Lane, Kanoona 2550